Monday, March 08, 2010
I have struggled with weight since freshman year of college due to a couple of surgeries I had that impacted what I could/couldn't do. Now that I am four and a half years out from those surgeries, I want to make a change in my life. I am already making a difference but need to make more of a difference.
Starting this week: I will only drink water and tea (no coffee). I will also eat healthier (more veggies, fruits, nuts, whole grains, fish, and use olive oil to cook. I will stay away from red meat, butter, processed and fast foods. I will weigh my foods and know the serving sizes so I don't eat too much at one time. I want to build my stamina for running from just a mile to further and not worry about speed in the beginning but distance.
I don't care about how much I weigh as I know the scale will not show the fact that I can change how I look by working out and gaining muscle. (I do care about my weight....but I care more about how my pants fit me and how I look) The scale will only say I still am heavy even when I'm toned and healthy. I hope to drop at least 2 to 3 sizes and be back down to what I was Freshman year of high school.
I feel that as I do these changes, slowly be surely, my body will change too and I will be healthier and happier with who I am (though I am happy with who I am right now). I know that these changes will help me get more energy and and feel stronger about myself.